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High capacity, cost effective connectivity

Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) offers minimal disruption as the copper lines it uses are usually already present. A fast, symmetrical, cost-effective option with a quicker lead time and the resilience of multiple copper pairs to the nearest exchange.

Providing speeds of up to 35Mb, it's perfect for businesses that have outgrown their business grade broadband.

Ideal for:-

  • Small to medium businesses
  • Companies that want more bandwidth without going to full-blown Ethernet
  • Businesses with branch offices that need resilient connections and centralised sales systems.
  • Data hungry, critical applications
  • VoIP and hosted solutions

What is included?

  • Dedicated bandwidth just for your business
  • Maintain connection with built in resilience
  • 4 hours response SLA
  • 24/7, 265 days at your service
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Fully contented (1:1)
Services Basic EFM EFM Dual EFM Quad
Spec 3Mbps Up to 10Mbps Up to 20 Mbps
Resilience If one pair fails you still have connectivity If one pair fails you still have connectivity If one, two or three pairs fails you still have connectivity
  £129.99 £199.99 £314.99

That’s not all we’ve got...

We have a wide range of EFM products and packages that can be tailored to your business needs.

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Higher speeds, lower cost

EFM gives you secure and reliable high speed business internet connection, with very fast internet speed of up to 35Mbps. Unlike traditional leased lines which use fibre, EFM uses bundles of copper pairs to deliver lower cost, high speed and high resilience internet access. Enjoy all the benefits of a leased line while saving up to 65% in comparison.

Simple and transparent charges

Our simple pricing structure lets you choose the service and pricing that best meets your bandwidth needs. Our fixed fee beats the complex packages offered by our competitors such as BT, who have up to 80 different price points.

Fail safe connectivity

We know how much our customers rely on consistent, high performing connectivity which is why we have procedures and agreements in place to quickly rectify any faults and downtime. Faults have a 6 hour service level agreements, and in the unlikely occurrence of one copper pair failing, there is an automatic fail-safe without service interruption.

Dedicated account manager

All of our customers are assigned a dedicated account management team that are there to provide guidance targeted to your strategic goals, via a consultative process that ensures the best solution for your business.

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How it works

  1. Either a Dual or Quad service is installed into the building. The speeds delivered are symmetrical i.e. the same downstream and upstream. There is an option of a managed router if required.
  2. An EFM card is installed by Chess into the MSAN at the exchange. The lead time is reduced if the EFM card is already present.
  3. The line is connected to the Chess’ NGN allowing you to choose the circuit to be delivered either as an Internet Access circuit or as part of an MPLS IPVPN